Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014
Hey there family :)

I hope that you all are well. It has been a crazy busy week, but a good one. Well it is my last day with Elder Cumbe...I will really miss that kid. We have sure had a fun time together, and we have learned a lot from one another. It will be interesting to hear tomorrow where he is going and with who and who is coming with me. I will make the best of whatever and whoever comes.

Three of our investigators are progressing so well. E. and R. are probably the most golden investigators that I have ever heard of. They show their faith through their works. They always read, they always pray, they do all that they can to come to church and as a consequence of their hard work they are seeing major changes in their lives. The teachings of Jesus Christ are changing them. He was not just a good man that taught beautiful principles. He was and is the son of God that came to this earth so save each and every one of us...Of course on the condition that we do our part. If we do our part and use His atonement we can be changed. It's not rocket science, but sadly, there are so many that just don't get it. As one of my companions always said, ¨I look around me at all of the people here and I see the need for a savior.¨ It is so true. There are so many people that suffer temporally and spiritually. All that they need to do to find relief is to come unto Him. I guess that is why our purpose as missionaries is to invite others to come unto Christ...not to invite them to come unto us, or unto the church, or to compel them - just to invite. These things help, granted, and they are essential parts of coming unto Him, but ultimately it is a decision that each and every one of us must take. To come unto him. I have been reflecting a lot about this lately. Have I really come unto Christ? Am I trying to be like him? Have I taken his yoke upon me? I know that I have a long way to go, but I can say that I am grateful for the progress that I have been able to make. I am grateful for the gospel and for my mission. I would invite each and every one of you to do all that is within your power to share this message of joy with others. I love you all so much and I think about you all often. Until next week.

Elder Schow